The statutes governing nonprofits in Washington are changing! During the 2021 Washington Legislative Session, SB 5034 was introduced and passed, modernizing the nonprofit statutes for the first time in 50 years. These changes have been a long time coming and a product of government, nonprofits, allies, and Legislators working together.

What Nonprofits Need to Know

The statutes are modernizing.
From email notifications to updated electronic meeting rules, our nonprofit statutes are receiving much needed modernizations and best practices from five decades on nonprofit work.

Most nonprofits won’t have to do anything at all.
These modernizations help to set defaults and standards that many nonprofits have already put in place. These will largely make nonprofit work easier.

These do not take effect until 2022.
SB 5034 is law, but these changes will not take effect until January 1st, 2022. This gives nonprofits time to understand these changes as well as to prepare for them.

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Do you still have questions?

Please reach out to us! We are your nonprofit association and we are here to help. If you have any questions please reach out to Daniel Parkhurst, Director of Policy & Communications. We will help in any way we can. And will help you with resources and contacts for any questions we cannot cover.

Daniel Parkhurst
Director of Policy & Communications
Washington Nonprofits